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Latest news and updates on the Network and Information Security Upgrade

December 2017: Cisco AMP: New Antivirus solution at McGill

McGill’s new antivirus solution, Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints, will be deployed to all work computers before March 2018. For details, refer to the  recent communication that was sent out to McGill staff and students. 

Trend Micro has been McGill’s antivirus solution for several years, providing product licenses for work and home:

  • Trend Micro OfficeScan (for computers at work)
  • Trend Micro Internet Security and Antivirus (home edition - Windows and Mac

​The home edition of Trend Micro has been renewed for a final year, until December 2018.

Summer 2017: Student Housing/Residences have received a Wireless Upgrade!

Over the summer of 2017, the McGill Student Housing/Residences downtown, MacDonald Campus and Solin Hall all received a total Wireless network refresh.  This means that Wireless service in McGill residences is now faster, and current coverage has significantly improved. McGill residents can now enjoy a better Wireless experience in their homes! 


(COMPLETED) LAN Administrator Information Sessions - October and November 2017 

The Network and Information Security Project team is excited to offer 3 information sessions for LAN Administrators and other support staff during October and November 2017. 

The purpose of these sessions is to:

  • Share upcoming changes, schedule, and new functionality in scope of this project
  • Address areas where collaboration and support is needed from staff during the upgrade
  • Provide the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns


LAN Administrators and other support staff are strongly advised to attend one of the following sessions. If you belong to one of these groups and you have not yet registered for a session, please send an email indicating your preferred session to network.project [at] Download the presentation from the Info Session here: 

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Information Session #1

October 20, 2017

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Burnside Hall, Room 201

Information Session #2

October 24, 2017

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Burnside Hall, Room 201

Information Session #3

November 3, 2017

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Burnside Hall, Room 201